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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

  • H290 Used 15 times


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Brother of anger = irascible.

1. The father Ahinoam, the wife of Saul (1 Samuel 14:50).

2. The son and successor of Zadok in the office of high priest (1 Chronicles 6:8, 53). On the occasion of the revolt of Absalom he remained faithful to David, and was of service to him in conveying to him tidings of the proceedings of Absalom in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 15:24-37; 17:15-21). He was swift of foot, and was the first to carry to David tidings of the defeat of Absalom, although he refrained, from delicacy of feeling, from telling him of his death (2 Samuel 18:19-33).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

a brother of the council

Naves Topical Index

1. Father-in-law of King Saul
1 Samuel 14:50

2. Son of Zadok, the high priest. Loyal to David
2 Samuel 15:36; 2 Samuel 17:17-20; 2 Samuel 18:19-33; 1 Chronicles 6:8-9; 1 Chronicles 6:53

3. Solomon's son-in-law
1 Kings 4:15

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(brother of anger).

  1. Son of Zadok the high priest in David's reign, and celebrated for his swiftness of foot. During Absalom's rebellion he carried to David the important intelligence that Ahithophel had counselled an immediate attack upon David and his followers. (2 Samuel 15:24-37; 17:15-22) Shortly afterwards he was the first to bring to the king the good news of Absalom's defeat. (2 Samuel 18:19-33) (B.C. 972-956.)
  2. Saul's wife's father. (1 Samuel 14:50) (B.C. before 1093.)
  3. Solomon's son-in-law. (1 Kings 4:15) (B.C. after 1014.)